The city of Toccoa is organizing its goals for the year ahead.
City commissioners and staff met last week for a retreat to talk about the next 12 months.
Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said it was a good way to start off the year.
“It was an opportunity for the entire commission to talk about the accomplishments from last year and of course, we have two new commissioners, Jeanette Jamieson and Evan Hellenga, and it was an opportunity for the entire commission to sit down and express our concerns and our goals,” said Fry.
Fry said the city has set a number of goals for 2014.
One of the big ones she wants to see progress on is the effort to clean up Currahee Street in the city of Toccoa.
“We started our cleanup campaign, the Currahee Beautification Project, and we have been very involved with that,” said Fry. “I would like to see that continue gaining momentum.”
Meanwhile, Fry said the city also wants to continue developing downtown, including renovating the city pool on Doyle Street.
“We have met many times with architects and pool designers,” said Fry. “Hopefully, we can have a pool by summer.”
Elsewhere, Fry said the city also wants to continue expanding its utilities department when possible in the year ahead.
“We are looking hopefully at extending the sewer lines down Big A (Road),” said Fry.
Fry said the city also wants to continue adding new water, sewer, and gas taps where possible.
Other goals listed by the city for 2014 include, among others, continuing the employee wellness program, continuing to grow the Commission Reserve Account, aggressively pursuing collection of hotel and motel taxes, and finishing remodeling work within the fire department.
Fry said she looks forward to serving as Mayor in the year ahead and working with others to make the city the best it can be.